Non-discrimination Policy

The non-discrimination policy at Ozarks Pridefest, like many LGBTQ+ events and organizations, emphasizes inclusivity and equal treatment for all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or any other characteristic. This policy aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees, performers, volunteers, and vendors.

The Ozarks Pridefest Non-Discrimination Policy Includes:

  • Equal Access: Ensuring that all individuals have equal access to participate in and enjoy Pridefest events, regardless of any characteristic protected by non-discrimination laws.
  • Respect and Dignity: Promoting an atmosphere of respect and dignity for all attendees, performers, and participants, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance.
  • Zero Tolerance for Discrimination: Explicitly stating a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination, harassment, or hate speech based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
  • Inclusive Language and Representation: Using inclusive language and imagery in promotional materials, programming, and communications to reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Accessibility: Ensuring that Pridefest events are accessible to individuals with disabilities and making accommodations as needed to facilitate participation.
  • Educational Efforts: Offering educational resources and programming to promote understanding, allyship, and awareness of issues related to discrimination and inclusion.
  • Compliance with Laws: Affirming a commitment to comply with all applicable laws and regulations related to non-discrimination, including local, state, and federal statutes.

This policy is important not only to promote a positive and inclusive experience at Ozarks Pridefest, but also to uphold the values of equality and justice within the LGBTQ+ community and society at large.